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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Tattoos


These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

Risk of Tattoos [posted 8/12/98]
Question: I just recently got a tattoo and I have been sick ever since. Is there any kind of sickness that goes along with this?

Answer: Tattoos have the same risk as any other needle injection - hepatitis, AIDS and other viral infections transmitted on non sterile needles.


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